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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Metadata' (5)

Why you need metadata for Big Data success

I recently wrote an article entitled ‘First Big Data initiative – why you need Big Data governance now!’ and one of the comments received was from metadata expert and noted industry metadata presenter and speaker Bob Schork.  I had the privilege of working with Bob in the past and have benefited from his extensive metadata insights over the years. What made me write this article was his comment stating that “metadata which is and will be ignored by many working on a BD (Big Data) project, to…

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Added by John P. Stevens on April 6, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Introduction to metadata

Metadata is organised information that describes, locates or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve information. Metadata is all around us, it started as catalogue cards in libraries and is now used mainly in a digital manner. Metadata is everywhere, every webpage, every file, picture, piece of software has…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on January 22, 2016 at 12:45am — 3 Comments

Top 6 Data Modeling Tools

Businesses these days rely heavily on data to make important decisions on a day-to-day basis. The flow of correct and consistent data is of great importance for business users to make quick and well informed decisions. The flow and relationships of data need to be defined and structured to ensure best results. This process is called Data Modelling. To avoid human error and speed up the process specialised software is used to help with building a logical data model, a physical data…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 26, 2015 at 1:42am — 3 Comments

Introduction to Data Lineage

Sophisticated modern businesses like banks and insurers are data rich. Data is fundamental to their business effectiveness and efficiency.

However, data is not just relevant to the business processes that create it. Many classes of data are essential outside of their main business purpose. This may be for internal reporting and analysis, for use by…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 5, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Applying Data Exploration & Discovery techniques to BCBS 239

Time is fast running out for G-SIBS (and indeed D-SIBS) to demonstrate compliance with the principles of BCBS 239.  Many surveys have been conducted by firms such as EY, McKinsey and Deloitte – none of which paint a particularly pretty picture in terms of readiness. Most suggest that the majority of banks will only be able to demonstrate compliance with between 25% and 60% of the listed principles by the January 2016 deadline. Why is this?

At a recent industry event discussing…

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Added by James Phare on September 15, 2015 at 5:22am — No Comments

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